Duggar Family News: Jill and Derick Dillard Announce a Big Move

Jill Dillard and Derick Dillard are deviating from the Duggar family once again. While most of the family has opted to shy away from the spotlight since Josh Duggar’s child pornography conviction, Derick and Jill are sharing more than ever with their fan base. In recent months, the former reality TV couple shared two pieces of big news. This week, they shared a third. The couple is selling their home and moving. 

Jill and Derick Dillard are moving

Jill and Derick Dillard are moving. The couple announced their plans to leave their first home on April 19, just weeks after Derick passed the bar exam. The announcement comes just over a month before Jill’s older brother, Josh Duggar, is sentenced on two child pornography charges. He was found guilty in December 2021.  

In a post on their official family blog, the former reality TV couple explained that they would be packing up because Derick accepted a job offer. They did not reveal where they’ll be moving just yet. Jill and Derick are parents to two boys, Israel, 7, and Samuel, 5. Their third son is due in July. 

Jill Dillard and Derick Dillard stand together in New York City
Jill Dillard and husband Derick Dillard | D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

Two years ago, the couple broke with Duggar family tradition when they enrolled their oldest child in the public school system. Jill was homeschooled, as were her siblings. Derick attended a traditional school and went to college at Oklahoma State University. He graduated from the Univerity of Arkansas School of Law in 2021. 

Derick and Jill are posed to make a tidy profit on their home sale 

Jill and Derick only listed their home for sale a few days ago, but it looks like the property was desirable. According to Realtor, the home already has a pending offer. Jill and Derick will make a tidy profit on the sale if all goes according to plan. 

The couple purchased the new construction home in Lowell, Arkansas, in 2019 for $187,729. Almost exactly three years later, they listed it for sale for $279,900. The couple is set to walk away with over $90,000 in profit if they sell the home at their asking price. 

The former reality TV stars haven’t shared where they’ll be moving just yet

While the couple took to their blog to share the big news with their fans, they have yet to reveal exactly where they’ll be setting down roots next. Derick recently passed the bar exam in his home state of Arkansas, but that doesn’t mean he can only practice in Arkansas. 

Bar reciprocity allows a lawyer admitted to the bar in one state to practice in another. According to Bar Max, each state sets its own bar reciprocity rules. For example, New Jersey allows people who passed the bar in Arkansas to practice in New Jersey without taking another test. New York state, on the other hand, does not. 

Eight states, including Oregon, offer bar reciprocity to Arkansas lawyers. In September 2021, Jill and Derick took a family road trip to the state. Could Derick have been interviewing for a job? Anything is possible. 

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